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Reuters (July 5)

2018/ 07/ 06 by jd in Global News

“Investors watching the trade tit-for-tat between the United States and China may well have reason to fear the havoc a full blown conflict between the world’s two biggest economies could wreak on the global economy.” Furthermore, the collateral damage could be worse than that done to the principals. Due to global supply chains, countries like Taiwan, Hungary, the Czech Republic, South Korea, and Singapore could be equally if not more vulnerable” to fall out from the spat between the U.S. and China.

 

The Independent (October 7)

2010/ 10/ 08 by jd in Global News

One of the largest environmental disasters to strike Europe in recent decades now threatens the scenic Danube River. 35 million cubic feet of toxic sludge poured into tributaries of the Danube from an alumina plant in Hungary. Officials are racing to halt the contamination before it reaches the Danube. It is too early to tell whether they will succeed in stopping the flow of the red muddy industrial waste, which contains heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury.

 

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